Over the last seven days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 189 adults and 90 children following 61 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities. (See below)
Last Week in Review:
- Yesterday, the Metro NY North Red Cross coordinated with the city of Yonkers to open a reception center to help displaced families after a 4 alarm fire broke out on Maple Street.
- Happy Anniversary Red Cross! Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross 140 years ago this past Friday, harnessing the American spirit of service to deliver hope and help in times of need. Thank you to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Joe Addabbo for recognizing all of our volunteers who carry forth this humanitarian mission in our great state of New York and across the nation.
- Last Wednesday, the Tiffany Circle of Women Leaders held a virtual event to discuss a Post-COVID-19 New York for Non-Profits and Businesses, with Katytn Wylde, President, Partnership of New York City interviewed by Tamsen Fadal from PIX11 News. Other prominent leaders made a cameo to share their hopes in this video.
- Lawyer-Turned-Social Worker Doug McNally shared his Red Cross volunteer story following the Jackson Heights fire in one of our latest blog posts.
- Earlier this week, Patch.com wrote about upcoming local blood drives in the New York City area on June 1st and 3rd as the Red Cross tries to collect more blood before the summer.
Upcoming Events and Activities
- June 1: Join us for our virtual event - The Pillowcase Project - which is a free virtual emergency preparedness education class that teaches children (ages 7-12) about emergency preparedness and is free and open to all.
- June 7, 14: PARENTS IN GREENWICH AND WESTCHESTER: Registration is open for Safety Town! Join us virtually for a comprehensive one-week safety education program offered every summer by the American Red Cross Metro NY North Chapter. Under guidance of classroom teachers and with the help of representatives from the police, fire, EMS departments and other community helpers, children learn safety tips in a virtual classroom setting and are fitted with their own bike safety helmet that they keep. Sessions available the week of June 7th and June 14th. All sessions will be on Zoom. Registration is OPEN. Scholarships available. Visit Safetytown.givesmart.com to register today!
- June 8: Sign up for our virtual event--Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes and Hands Only CPR--a free training, co-hosted by Senator Alexis Weik, on what you and your community can do when an emergency occurs.